Silent Killer – Part 1 – The Basics

Hypertension, the silent killer, typically has no symptoms.

thetruthpreneur / Pixabay – Hypertension, the silent killer, typically has no symptoms.

The medical community tells us that blood pressure should be under 120 mm Hg for systolic blood pressure and under 80 mm Hg for diastolic blood pressure. A more optimal level is 115/76 mm Hg. There are many causes of high blood pressure. Some are:

● Overweight
● Lack of exercise
● Medicines
● Blood vessel structure impairment
● Sympathetic nervous system anomalies
● Kidney fluid imbalance
● Excess Insulin and Glucose

There are many things that can reduce blood pressure. Check with your physician before attempting any new regimen to lower high blood pressure. If your blood pressure remains high after attempting non-prescription and/or dietary/nutrient options, then your physician should then prescribe anti-hypertensive drugs. Too many bad things can happen to your health with hypertension. Get a blood-pressure monitoring device. Use it several times a day if you have high blood pressure. Record your results and take those to your doctor. It may save you life.

Typical nutrient options to consider are:

● Magnesium
● Vitamin C
● Vitamin D3
● Fish Oil
● Co-enzyme Q-10 (ubiquinol)
● Grape seed extract
● Garlic
● Calcium (dietary preferred – not calcium carbonate)
● Potassium
The body converts carbohydrates we eat to glucose. Insulin is produced by the body in response to carbohydrates. The medical community has identified a desired fasting glucose level of 86 mg/dL. A more ideal or optimal value should be 74 mg/dL. The fasting insulin level is defined as a maximum of 5 mcIU/mL.

There are many issues surrounding excess insulin and glucose. One of the most obvious observations is that we eat too many carbohydrates, especially wheat. Gluten, in wheat, permeates the vast majority of processed foods in the marketplace. Gluten causes more insulin to be produced compared to the same amount of sugar. Gluten is the source of many health problems other than those related to the cardiovascular system. Reducing or eliminating wheat products from your diet will improve more than just your heart health.


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